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Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and Administration​

Learn while you earn

This programme allows students to acquire entrepreneurship skills and an entrepreneurial approach to business, as well as general management skills and an understanding of business in Africa. It can also provide access to an MBA. Graduates continuing with USB’s MBA will get recognition for 32 credits (15%) on the MBA. This learn-while-you-earn programme over one year has two formats: a blended learning format which combines on-campus and online classes, and a modular format covered in five on-campus blocks over the year.​​

Overview and outcomes

This internationally accredited programme is aimed at working professionals who want to acquire general management skills underpinned by an entrepreneurial approach to business. The programme comprises 120 credits.

2 formats

  • Blended learning format: combination of on-campus and online classes over 1 year
  • Modular format: 5 blocks of on-campus classes over 1 year


Gain access to an MBA

This postgraduate diploma can provide access to USB's internationally accredited MBA for those who pass at a particular level.


Fees for students from SA, SADC, other African countries and abroad

Apply online

The admission requirements, what else you need to know before you apply, and the online application form.

Applications for 2019 will open during June this year. If you want us to keep you posted on the dates, fees and other details as these become available, simply download the comprehensive brochure. This will enable us to contact you via your e-mail address.



Blended Learning PGDip BMA
Starts 15 January 2018

Modular PGDip BMA
Starts 5 February 2018

Deadline for applications

  • South African students: 15 November 2017
  • ARPL applicants: 31 October of each year
  • Students from (visa-exempt) SADC countries: 15 November 2017
  • Students from rest of world: 15 November 2017​


Download brochure​